Why does evolution and creationism have to be mutually exclusive?

Isn't it possible that when God created heaven and the earth and all living things on it that His words then created the very scientific principles that mortal scientists are now groping to understand? I am not looking for knee jerk reactions from true believers on either side. I want a thoughtful and... show more Isn't it possible that when God created heaven and the earth and all living things on it that His words then created the very scientific principles that mortal scientists are now groping to understand?

I am not looking for knee jerk reactions from true believers on either side. I want a thoughtful and respectful discussion. I also am not looking for opinions such as "There is no such thing as God, therefore Creation is false" or "Evolution is the work of the devil."
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